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Louisville Lodge # 8

Exalted Ruler Message
Greetings to all Lodge # 8 Members!

It always amazes me how fast the summer goes by. It is that time of year again, kids going back to school and, as Elks, we begin planning for the Fall and Winter events. To date our lodge has been approved for the Gratitude Grant, the Promise Grant, the Freedom Grant and the Anniversary Grant. Thanks to all who worked so hard to get these approved. We continue to work on the Beacon Grant and anticipate it to be approved shortly.

We can look back on some great accomplishments from the Summer. Another successful pool season, some wonderful veterans events, engaging the kids with the Robotic Presentation, the Checkmates event and let’s not forget the Mid-Year convention recently held in Florence.

Coming Soon… We will be working hard on the Americanism Essay Contest and are seeking volunteers to help with Public Relations, Youth Activities and the Scholarship Committees. If you are interested, please discuss it with one of your lodge officers.

As you may know, the Elks recently celebrated our 150th year anniversary. GER Michael Luhr has asked all of us to remember his theme “Working Together to Make a Difference.” The impact Lodge #8 has had on the Louisville community has been nothing short of amazing and that is in no small part due to the generosity and passion of our members. Keep up the good work and tell your family, friends and colleagues what we do, and how they can get involved. Fall is one of my favorite times of year and I am confident our lodge will continue to support the programs that provide Real Impact.

Fraternally, Martin L. Harbolt

Exalted Ruler

Lodge Meetings:

Lodge Meetings are held the first (1st) and third (3rd) Monday of each month @ 7:30 pm.

Monday Lunch Crew

Please join us each Monday for a magnificent $5.00 Lunch. All proceed donated to various charities.

Please see the lodge Calendar for weekly menu...

Lodge Activities:

Of course our lodge continues to be busy with Corn hole - Cards - Darts - Dancing --- ' fill in the blank....

Come enjoy the fun!

Don't forget if you have any ideas for activities or events, let us know so that we can plan for the future.


Our back hall is available for rental. Please encourage your friends and families to use our facility for their wedding receptions, reunions, parties, meetings, etc. Call the Lodge and ask for Tom Walsh.


The Pool Committee is always looking for volunteers in various capacities. Please contact Bill Auerwick or Jeanne Boyd or any of the committee members if you are interested in lending a hand.

Thank you for your support,
The Pool Committee

Lodge Newsletter: 
Please send your articles and information to Elizabeth Harbolt. You can leave it at the bar or the office or better yet e-mail it to Elizabeth @

Are you interested in going GREEN help save the trees -- one way is to get on our Lodge email list and your News Letter can be emailed to you. If you are interested in this please email to Elizabeth.


Now that we have turned the page on our calendar and started a new year, we still have three months remaining in the Elks fiscal year. October through December have been very good months for the Elks National Foundation. As of December 15th, 151 members have donated a total of $10,796 or $31.66 per capita. This total puts us $374 ahead of the same period last year.
We have a total of 14 new members who have donated to date but still have 38 members on our delinquent list. If we can get at least 30 of those, I feel sure we can surpass our goal of $11,935 for the year. The next update will appear in the March newsletter.

Edw. C. Black, Chairperson

Veteran’s Programs:

2018 Veterans Program are well underway. Please keep an eye on the newsletter and calendar for upcoming events and opportunities to volunteer and give back.


Lora Forde

Chairman, Veterans Committee

Karaoke Fridays!:

If you would like an evening singing solo, or with friends or just dancing and listening please join us at the Lodge. Hours are 8:00 pm– 12:00 am. Any questions or additional information please contact the lodge.

Special Note: Karaoke will NOT be held on nights when there is a Hall Rental. See calendar for details...


The Ladies Auxiliary meets every first Tuesday of the Month at 7:30. If you are a wife of an Elk Member or Female Elk - please join use. Sign up forms are at the bar.

Greetings Ladies,

“ Listen more than you talk and leave more than you take” A legacy – something left behind for the benefit of others – is less about the end result and more about the body of work accumulated along the way. It comes in different shapes and sizes, and is truly about serving a cause that is much greater than our own.

Each of us can play an important role in ensuring a lasting legacy. We should ask, when considering our own contribution, “do we leave behind more than we take’? We each have a little something different to offer. We all possess resources that, when shared in the mission, create value to the organization and those we serve. Resources vary from Member to Member. Some can contribute time, others talent, and yet others, treasure. It’s important to understand that each of these legacy builders is vital to our ongoing success.

Consider what resource is most abundant in your life and put it to good work in helping others. If each of us can answer “yes” to whether you leave behind more than you take, you will certainly help perpetuate our legacy.

Due to the Elks National Convention our meeting for this month will be held on July 14th.


Julie Caffee

Hours of Operation: 

Monday through Thursday 11:00am. until 11:00pm.

Friday and Saturday Noon until 1:00am.

Sunday 1:00pm. until 10pm.

Connect with our Social Media:

Follow us on twitter! @BPOE8 and on FaceBook (it's easier to just search B.P.O.E. Lodge 8 Louisville, Ky)

Any questions contact the Lodge at 491-8335.

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